Two significant factors that deter homeowners from upgrading the kitchen are time and money. It is no secret that kitchen renovations can be expensive. Though they have a high return on investments, you might not have the budget to start. Not to mention being without a kitchen for weeks on end during renovations. It all seems like a significant effort, so you continue to put it off.
Cabinet refinishing in Calgary is the solution to both of those problems. Cabinet refinishing is particularly effective in completely transforming your kitchen without spending excessive amounts of time or money required for a full kitchen renovation.
Cabinet refinishing is faster than a cabinet replacement
Compared to ripping out your old cabinets and installing new ones, the process of cabinet refinishing is fast.
Cabinet refinishing is when you paint, lacquer, or stain your existing cabinets. Calgary cabinet refinishing companies will remove all the doors and drawers from the cabinets. They remove the hardware and the doors and drawer fronts then recoat them separately. Your cabinet boxes, including all exposed panels and facades, are painted the same colour in place. The contractors will put the doors and drawers back on and reinstall the hardware. Read more about how to paint kitchen cabinets.
This process can take far less time than gutting and reinstalling an entire kitchen. Depending on the size of your kitchen, it usually takes 2-3 days. A full cabinet replacement and kitchen remodel can take weeks or even months.
Cabinet refinishing is cost-effective and valuable
If your cabinets are in good shape and you like the kitchen layout, cabinet painting is the most cost-effective option for an upgrade. Cabinet painting alone can cost up to 75 percent less than a full cabinet replacement.
With the money you will save on cabinets, you can upgrade other aspects of your kitchen to complete the remodel. There will be room in your budget to paint the walls, replace your dated countertop, install a modern backsplash, swap hardware, and even install a new sink and faucet. Even by doing these extra upgrades, your kitchen renovation will still be half the cost, or less, than replacing the cabinets. For the most accurate estimate for your kitchen, contact the best painters in Calgary.
Are your cabinets good candidates for cabinet refinishing?
With cabinet refinishing, you are keeping your current cabinets and just giving them a cosmetic lift. That means they must be structurally sound to make it worth it. Water damaged, warped, or cracked cabinet doors will not be a good candidate for cabinet painting. If your cabinet boxes are not sturdy or have damage, you might want to consider a replacement. Solid wood cabinets that are still in good shape make the best candidates for cabinet refinishing. If there are a few bad doors, then those few can be replaced if needed prior to the refinishing.
For more information, or to start on your kitchen renovation, contact Can Do More Painting in Calgary today!